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Tim Walsworth
Position: Staff reporter

Downtown Durango kicks off the holidays

The Durango Business Improvement District and businesses in the heart of Durango have geared up for the busy holiday season. Here is a rundown of several events and promotions. The holidays ...

Shop in the North Main District and trick or treat downtown

The Durango Business Improvement District’s newest promotion is the North Main District Fall Rewards Program. This promotion incentivized and rewards people for choosing to spend their dolla...

Slow down and smell the roses

The Durango Business Improvement District encourages you to slow down and smell the roses the next time you are downtown. There is a lot to see and do downtown, whether you are a local, jus...

COVID-19 vaccines and rewards

The COVID-19 vaccines are now widely available in our community, and Southwest Colorado leads the state in terms of the percent of our population that has received its first and second doses...

Listen to the public health department

Thank you to San Juan Basin Public Health for its work keeping our community safe over the past 11 months. To be honest, I never knew much about our local public health department...

Looking back at what BID has done

The uncertainty of 2020, along with the shutdowns and reduced travel, hurt many businesses in our area. I am proud to say the Durango Business Improvement District stepped up in a...

The time to act is now

The rise in new COVID-19 cases has caused our community to be moved into a new level on the state’s dial that determines how “open” we can be. We entered this new Level Red: Severe Risk on F...

The holidays are fast approaching

It is hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is just one month away! Many things will be different this season, but I hope one thing remains the same. ...

Improving our bump-outs for downtown

The Bump Outs for Businesses program proved to be extremely successful this past summer downtown. Surveys of current users indicate that the new space is supporting 20% of total s...

Three easy ways to support local businesses

As we end the 20th week of our lives in a pandemic, the economic effects are starting to become clearer. Downtown and in the North Main District, we have seen a few business closu...

Durango’s downtown businesses bump out

Happy Fourth of July to all visitors and locals in the Durango area! Fourth of July will be different this year without parades, street dances and fireworks, but we can still cele...

Open right, open once: The rules going forward

As the community conversation turns to slowly reopening some businesses and our economy, there are things we all can do to ensure we “open right and open once.” “Open right and op...